1:24pm

Wed October 19, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Pauline Tabor, Bowling Green's Madam, Remembered

Mary Lucas speaks Tuesday about notorious Bowling Green madam Pauline at the Bob Kirby branch of the Warren County Public Library.
Miranda Pederson Bowling Green Daily News

A crowd gathered Tuesday night at a Warren County Public Library branch to hear historian Mary Lucas talk about her research on Pauline Tabor, who ran a well-known prostitution house in Bowling Green from the 1930s to the 1960s. Lucas was a history professor at Western Kentucky University for 19 years and became interested in Tabor after meeting her once and seeing the role she played in town. She visited Tabor on her farm, which increased her fascination. “This woman looked like a grandma, not like a notorious madam,” Lucas said. It was only through talking to Tabor that her feisty personality showed, she said.

1:20pm

Wed October 19, 2011
Education

WKU’s NOVA Center Microscope One of a Kind

Denise Mitchell of Bowling Green leans in Tuesday for a closer look at the Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscope at Western Kentucky University�s NOVA Center.
Alex Slitz Bowling Green Daily News

Western Kentucky University officially opened its NOVA Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. The Nondestructive Analysis Center aims to provide research and testing services using the newly acquired Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscope. WKU is the only university in North America to have such technology, and the only other place in the United States with equipment to rival it is Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

1:17pm

Wed October 19, 2011
Business and the Economy

Hong Kong Looks to Strengthen KY Connection

Donald Tong, Hong Kong commissioner for economic and trade affairs in the U.S., answers questions after speaking during the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce membership network luncheon at Capital Plaza Hotel Tuesday.
Hannah Reel Frankfort State Journal

Kentucky bourbon becoming popular in Hong Kong may not be as far fetched as you’d think. Donald Tong, Hong Kong commissioner for economic and trade affairs, explained to the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday how using Hong Kong as a gateway to China and Asia could benefit local businesses. During the chamber luncheon, a local whiskey representative, Tony Scholar, hypothetically asked Tong what it would take to use Hong Kong as a gateway for Jim Beam products.

1:13pm

Wed October 19, 2011
Education

Cell Phones May Be Banned for Frankfort Teachers

Frankfort Independent teachers and staff won’t be allowed to make personal phone calls or text messages during class time, if a new policy is approved next month. Board of Education members gave first reading to the policy Tuesday, which says employees must save calls and text messages for their planning periods, lunch breaks or before or after school.

1:09pm

Wed October 19, 2011
The Commonwealth

Search for Danville City Manager Stalls

As Danville begins its fifth month without a permanent city manager, the City Commission is back to reconsidering the use of an executive search firm. The commission heard a presentation Tuesday on a new benchmarking service provided by the Kentucky League of Cities and decided to compare the costs of an in-house search with the cost of contracting with several search firms that made their pitches in August.

1:01pm

Wed October 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: U.S. To Resume Talks With North Korea, Appoint New Envoy

"The United States will hold a fresh round of talks with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program next week and appoint a new full-time envoy as its seeks to deepen its engagement with the reclusive regime," U.S. officials and a Washington-based foreign diplomat tell The Associated Press.

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12:59pm

Wed October 19, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

William and Kate Invited to Danville

A group dedicated to fostering friendship between Danville and Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, hopes the bond could lead to a visit from some royal newlyweds. When Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were married in April, one of their three titles bestowed on them within the realm of Great Britain was Baron and Baroness of Carrickfergus. While the traditional gesture probably didn't register much with many observers, it gave some members of the Danville Sister Cities Commission a big idea.

12:59pm

Wed October 19, 2011
The Two-Way

More Than 90 Dead, Thousands Displaced In Central American Floods

People observe the damage caused by a landslide on the Pan-American highway 55 Km south of Tegucigalpa.

Orlando Sierra AFP/Getty Images

For the past week, the rain across Central America has been relentless. The AFP reports that some places have received 47 inches over the course of a week.

The floods have killed nearly 100 people and displaced 700,000. The AFP has more:

The unusually heavy rainfall came as the region was pounded from one weather system from the Pacific and another from the Caribbean.

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12:49pm

Wed October 19, 2011
Media

The Informal Media Team Behind Occupy Wall Street

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 2:38 pm

Colin Laws mans an Internet live-stream station in Zuccotti Park near Wall Street. He says he was inspired in part to join the protests by Hero Vincent, another member of the group's Livestream team.

Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Protesters are not only occupying Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park; they're also occupying Twitter and other social media sites like Livestream, where visitors to the site can watch live footage from the protests.

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12:45pm

Wed October 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Windy City Indeed: 25-Foot Waves Likely Along Chicago Shoreline Today

Waves were already crashing along Chicago's shore with Lake Michigan earlier today.

nbcchicago.com

High winds, heavy rain and waves of up to 25 feet are forecast for later today along Chicago's shore with Lake Michigan.

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